Heartbroken father begs eThekwini Municipality to return his daughter's remains

Heartbroken father begs eThekwini Municipality to return his daughter's remains

- Municipal workers disturbed the grave of Obed Xaba's daughter when they installed a stormwater drain near his home

- Since the incident, the remains of Obed's daughter has disappeared

- The father has been trying for 6 years to get his daughter's remains back, with no success

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In 2012, the eThekwini Municipality had to install a new stormwater drain near the home of Obed Xaba. He asked them to be careful because his daughter, Ntombikayise, who passed away in 2002 was buried in his yard.

Obed claims they municipal workers ignored his plea for caution and went on to destroy his daughter's grave completely.

Her bones have also gone missing. For 6 years now, Obed has been fighting to get the remains of his child returned to him.

Heartbroken father begs eThekwini Municipality to return his daughter's remains

Obed Xaba is not asking for much - he just wants the bones of his dead child back (Image Source: The Daily Sun)

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To the 77-year-old it feels like he has been fighting a losing battle.

According to a report by The Daily Sun, Obed stated that the municipal workers tampered with his daughter's grave while he was away from his home. He added that Ntombikayise's grave did not have a tombstone.

The disgruntled father also claims that the municipal workers destroyed his cows' kraal and took them away.

Obed also says an official from the mayor's office, Mlungisi Ntombela, promised to help him but nothing came of it.

The father is worried because he still needs to perform certain rituals with his daughter's remains.

Obed does not care about the cows that the municipal workers took. He only wants them to return his daughter's remains.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Mthunzi Gumede from the municipality stated that they are working on sorting out the matter but did not want to discuss it with the media.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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